Period
to 20 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Dorset
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 60 83
Rank change year-on-year +5 +23 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 73 24 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 4.77% 2.82% 2.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.52% 32.00% 42.03%
Number of salaries quoted 48 20 14
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11% +16.13%
10th Percentile £30,275 £25,300 £34,000
90th Percentile £46,250 £48,875 £68,125
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Dorset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 139 75 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 9.09% 8.80% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 82 59 43
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,150 £15,750
90th Percentile £58,125 £60,000 £54,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Dorset

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Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Dorset.

Salary trend for QA in Dorset

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Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Dorset over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Dorset

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Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 20 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +6 51 £41,000 +54.72% 5
Wimborne - 10 - - 2
Poole -32 6 £32,500 -16.13%
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for QA.

1 33 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.36%) Finance
3 23 (31.51%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (28.77%) BDD
4 21 (28.77%) TDD
5 17 (23.29%) Scrum
5 17 (23.29%) Test Automation
6 16 (21.92%) HTML
7 14 (19.18%) C#
7 14 (19.18%) Software Engineering
7 14 (19.18%) AngularJS
8 13 (17.81%) MySQL
8 13 (17.81%) Validation
9 12 (16.44%) Java
9 12 (16.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (16.44%) Selenium
9 12 (16.44%) Change Control
10 11 (15.07%) SpecFlow
10 11 (15.07%) Gherkin
10 11 (15.07%) Software Testing
10 11 (15.07%) MVC
11 10 (13.70%) Quality Management
11 10 (13.70%) Configuration Management
11 10 (13.70%) Web Services
11 10 (13.70%) Tomcat
11 10 (13.70%) ISO 9001
11 10 (13.70%) Spring
11 10 (13.70%) Maven
11 10 (13.70%) Hibernate
11 10 (13.70%) RESTful

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (13.70%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.96%) Apache
3 3 (4.11%) WordPress
4 1 (1.37%) CMS
4 1 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 2 (2.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) Firewall
1 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.74%) VPN
2 1 (1.37%) NFC
2 1 (1.37%) RS-232
2 1 (1.37%) RS-485
2 1 (1.37%) VoIP
2 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) MySQL
2 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Selenium
2 11 (15.07%) SpecFlow
3 10 (13.70%) Maven
4 9 (12.33%) JIRA
5 6 (8.22%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.48%) JMeter
7 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (38.36%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.48%) Electronics
2 4 (5.48%) Military
3 2 (2.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Developer
2 16 (21.92%) QA Engineer
3 15 (20.55%) Analyst
4 12 (16.44%) Business Analyst
5 10 (13.70%) Java Developer
5 10 (13.70%) Quality Engineer
5 10 (13.70%) Software Quality Engineer
6 9 (12.33%) Finance Business Analyst
6 9 (12.33%) Financial Analyst
6 9 (12.33%) Financial Business Analyst
6 9 (12.33%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 9 (12.33%) Life and Pensions Business Analyst
6 9 (12.33%) Pensions Business Analyst
6 9 (12.33%) Service Analyst
7 7 (9.59%) Graduate
8 4 (5.48%) Head of IT
8 4 (5.48%) Head of Support
8 4 (5.48%) IT Graduate
8 4 (5.48%) IT Support
9 3 (4.11%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.92%) HTML
2 14 (19.18%) AngularJS
3 11 (15.07%) Gherkin
4 10 (13.70%) Hibernate
4 10 (13.70%) RESTful
4 10 (13.70%) Spring
4 10 (13.70%) Spring Boot
4 10 (13.70%) Web Services
5 4 (5.48%) CSS
6 3 (4.11%) HTML5
6 3 (4.11%) Sass
7 2 (2.74%) .NET
8 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.37%) jQuery
8 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (5.48%) Acoustics
2 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Linux
2 2 (2.74%) Windows
3 1 (1.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.51%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (28.77%) BDD
3 21 (28.77%) TDD
4 17 (23.29%) Scrum
4 17 (23.29%) Test Automation
5 14 (19.18%) Software Engineering
6 13 (17.81%) Validation
7 12 (16.44%) Change Control
7 12 (16.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (15.07%) MVC
8 11 (15.07%) Software Testing
9 10 (13.70%) Configuration Management
9 10 (13.70%) Process Improvement
9 10 (13.70%) QMS
9 10 (13.70%) Quality Management
9 10 (13.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (12.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (12.33%) Process Management
11 7 (9.59%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.18%) C#
2 12 (16.44%) Java
3 7 (9.59%) C
3 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.85%) Python
5 4 (5.48%) C++
5 4 (5.48%) PHP
6 3 (4.11%) SQL
6 3 (4.11%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) ISEB
3 2 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.37%) CISA
4 1 (1.37%) CISM
4 1 (1.37%) CISSP
4 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) DO-178B
1 10 (13.70%) ISO 9001
2 4 (5.48%) Def Stans
3 2 (2.74%) TickIT
4 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (5.48%) SAP
2 3 (4.11%) BT
3 2 (2.74%) Cognizant
3 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.37%) Citrix
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.37%) VMware